Lovely Kate Maryon came to Hunting Raven on Saturday 16 June to meet and greet young readers and sign copies of her new book A SEA OF STARS.
There was a lot of glitter – and cupcakes galore – and a chance to win a special prize!
Samantha was the lucky winner and won the bag of goodies!
About A Sea of Stars. This is the 4th book written by Kate Maryon, a major new voice in girls’ fiction. It is about two girls with two very different lives who come together in this beautiful and moving story of friendship and family.
Meet Maya. She has a cosy, comfy life with her slightly hippy mum and dad by the sea in Cornwall. But as an only child, Maya feels smothered by her parents’ love and longs to be a given more freedom and independence; but what Maya wants more than anything is a sister.
Meet Cat. She’s never known her dad and her mum’s an alcoholic and is not capable of looking after herself, let alone her 11 year old daughter. Cat’s spent her life protecting her mum and keeping some dark secrets; all she wants is to be left alone.
But Cat and Maya’s worlds collide when Cat is taken into care and Maya’s parents make the life-changing decision to adopt her. Maya can’t wait to welcome Cat into the family and hopes that by having a sister, her parents might learn to ‘chill out’ and give Maya a bit more freedom. But Cat is angry and resentful and resists Maya’s attempts at friendship and soon Maya’s idea of a perfect family is blown out of the water.
As tensions rise and secrets come out, will the girls ever become friends, let alone sisters?
Click HERE and listen to Kate talking about how she came to write this moving story.
We have a few signed copies available – get your copy now!
Children and parents were treated to a ‘meet and greet’ session at Frome Library on Saturday 9th June. Local children’s author Joffre White joined staff from Chicken House Publishers, Hunting Raven Bookshop and Frome Library as they read extracts from Authors & Books for Children Day 2012 books. ‘It’s always a great delight when children (and parents) seek out the opportunity to meet and talk to authors. It’s brilliant to hear what readers think about my books!’ said Joffre White. ‘I’m really looking forward to July when I will be sharing my latest book with Frome’s young book enthusiasts.’
FOR FULL DETAILS SEE OUR ABCDAY 2012 PAGE!